(ZIZ News) — St. Kitts-Nevis is one of four stops on the Caribbean Citizenship Summit 2016 which is being organised by NTL Trust and being dubbed “the main annual immigration event in Caribbean.”
Backed by the support of his Cabinet Secretary, Josephine Huggins, the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris addressed persons from various countries who all wanted to learn more about St. Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Programme.
As expected, Dr. Harris spent much of his time commenting on the legacy of the CBI Programme, naming it the oldest and best in the world.
Noting that his administration will continue to refine the CBI Programme, Dr. Harris said St. Kitts and Nevis will never compete based on price as it is more concerned with ensuring that the CBI Programme operates at a high standard.
“We are concerned that we have a discerning investor coming to St. Kitts and Nevis. We are concerned that we have an investor who wants an enduring relationship with our beautiful island and proud people,” Dr. Harris said, adding “We are concerned that beyond the possession of an attractive St. Kitts and Nevis passport, we will have the investor, who, now having become a citizen, want to be part and parcel of an enduring way of life with St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Attorney-at-Law at JHT Law in Nevis, Jackie Hunkins-Taylor attended the January 11th to 13th leg of the summit in Antigua and is attending the current leg here.
While speaking with ZIZ News, she said it was “extremely important” for her to participate.
“I’m an attorney, yes, but I do different areas of practice, one of which is immigration and we have other colleagues, legal colleagues and clients who are interested in migrating to St. Kitts and Nevis under the investment programme and they’re interested in going to other countries: Antigua-Barbuda, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, mostly for the citizenship part and so, we have clients who come to us with a lot of questions,” she explained adding that “this summit provided the perfect forum for us to learn more about what was happening in some of the other countries and that is why I decided to attend.”
“We have a lot of questions and I want to have hands-on knowledge so that when I’m advising my clients, I could advise them from first hand perspectives,” Hunkins-Taylor added.
The Caribbean Citizenship Summit 2016 began in Antigua on January 11th and ended on January 13th. The St. Kitts-Nevis leg of the summit will end on January 15th, before the Grenada leg begins on January 16th. It will end two days later then move to St. Lucia from January 19th to 21st.